Berkeley graduate student speed dating
These findings indicate that in modern-day dating contexts, in which initial attraction often is determined by a rapid decision following a brief interaction or seeing a photograph, displays of expansive posture increase one’s chances of initial romantic success.
= 144 speed-dates), we coded nonverbal behaviors associated with liking, love, and dominance.
Postural expansiveness—expanding the body in physical space—was most predictive of attraction, with each one-unit increase in coded behavior from the video recordings nearly doubling a person’s odds of getting a “yes” response from one’s speed-dating partner.
In a subsequent field experiment ( = 3,000), we tested the causality of postural expansion (vs.
contraction) on attraction using a popular Global Positioning System-based online-dating application.
Mate-seekers rapidly flipped through photographs of potential sexual/date partners, selecting those they desired to meet for a date.
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Mate-seekers were significantly more likely to select partners displaying an expansive (vs. Mediation analyses demonstrate one plausible mechanism through which expansiveness is appealing: Expansiveness makes the dating candidate appear more dominant.
In a dating world in which success sometimes is determined by a split-second decision rendered after a brief interaction or exposure to a static photograph, single persons have very little time to make a good impression.
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